Activities Around Orion Township

Activities Around Orion Township

Don’t miss the Mardi Gras Lunch!
Wednesday, February 26
12-1:30 pm | $10R/$12NR
“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Enjoy an authentic New Orleans lunch, music from the North Oakland Dixieland Band, and lots of fun!
Costumes are welcome.
Membership and Registration Required
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Wellbridge of Clarkston
HAP
Independence Village
NODB is very excited to play for Orion Center members, don’t forget to register today!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
(please note February’s Java Joes is on a Monday, not Tuesday)
9:30-10:30 am
Group Discussion Leader: John Reilly
State Representative for the 46th District
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OFFICIAL TRAVEL NEWSLETTER

January 27, 2020

"My Michigan" With Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner

“My Michigan” With Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner

Elite snowboarder Nick Baumgartner competes all over the world, but nothing beats the mountains in his native Michigan. Nick has carved up virtually every big mountain in the American West and has trained and competed in 20 different countries from Europe to South America. But when he wants to experience true beauty, he doesn’t need to leave his home state on Michigan. Check out his story.

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Savor the Craft During Beer Month GR

Savor the Craft During Beer Month GR

Grand Rapids was just named America’s top beercation destination by Travel+Leisure–and Beer Month GR is a perfect time to experience the city’s awesome craft beer scene. Visit from February 15-March 15 to enjoy delectable beer-and-food specials at local eateries, attend the 15th Annual Winter Beer Festival, join in the fun of tap takeovers, and much more.

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Ski the Mitten

Ski the Mitten

Thanks to abundant snow (100-plus inches annually) and snow-making at most resorts, Michigan ski areas are open for business from early December to late March. With about 1,000 runs in more than 48 destinations, the state ranks second in the U.S. for the number of ski resorts, with many catering to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Pick your resort, pack-up the kids and get ready for exhilarating winter fun and adventure on the slopes.

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Time to Make Summer Vacation Plans

Time to Make Summer RV Vacation Plans

Although the ground is covered with snow and the temperature is below freezing-avid campers know it’s time to start planning for warm weather getaways. If you’re looking for a place to vacation this summer, and a new way to get there, head to the 54th Annual Detroit RV & Camping Show (February 5-9) to check out the newest RVs, campers, trailers, fifth wheelers, educational seminars—and to hear great testimonials from the hosts of Under the Radar Michigan.

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Michigan Legacy Art Park Showcases Art, Culture, Nature and History

Michigan Legacy Art Park Showcases Art, Culture, Nature and History

From fishing to horseback riding and from trail hiking to canoeing-and even tailgating-if your family enjoys the active lifestyle, there is a campground and RV park just waiting for you to take advantage of their many amenities. Whether you want complete serenity or lots of activities during your camping trip, there are plenty of MARVAC member Pure Michigan campgrounds that offer something for everyone.

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Upcoming Events

Winter Magic Snowshoe & Trails Tour
Now thru February 15, 2020
Fennville

Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner
Now thru March 7, 2020
Gaylord

Birmingham Restaurant Week
January 27 – February 7, 2020
Birmingham

43rd Ann Arbor Folk Festival
January 31-February 1, 2020
Ann Arbor

Ice Breaker Festival 2020
January 31 – February 2, 2020
South Haven

16th Annual Magical Ice Fest
January 31 – February 2, 2020
Saint Joseph

Snowfest
February 1, 2020
Muskegon

Charlevoix Groundhog Shadowfest
February 1, 2020
Charlevoix

52nd Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race
February 1, 2020
Sault Sainte Marie

15th Annual Everett Kircher Cup
February 2, 2020
Boyne Falls

Michigan Winter Try-Athlon
February 2, 2020
North Muskegon

Archery: Try-It
February 2, 2020
Detroit

Art Park Snowshoe Tour and Iron Fish Whiskey Tasting
February 2, 2020
Thompsonville

Michigan Tech Winter Carnival
February 5-8, 2020
Houghton

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend
February 7-9, 2020
Detroit

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Activities Around Orion Township

January Update for Orion Parks

Orion Township Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter
Here is what is coming up in the next few months in Orion Township!
Register for Parks & Recreation Programs at
or call 248.391.0304 x3500
Snapology
How to Train Your Dragon Workshop
Saturday Jan 25th 9:30am at Friendship Park. Call 248.391.0304 x3500 or visit www.orionparks.com to register.
Upcoming Youth Activities
Snapology How to Train Your Dragon Workshop: Jan 25
Kid’s Art by Design: Jan 27-Feb 10
Snapology Planes, Train & Automobiles Jr.: Jan 27-Feb 10
Home Alone Training: Feb 3
Babysitter Training: Feb 10
Little Dancers Paint!: Feb 20-Mar 12
Bunny Bop: Mar 28
Upcoming Adult Programs
The Stairs to Success- Improving College Study: Jan 13-Mar 9
FREE Yoga Classes: Jan 9 & 13
Cardio Drumming: Jan 16-Mar 19
FREE Tone & Stretch: Jan 9
MELT Method Workshop:
Jan 15, Feb 19, & Mar 25
MELT Method Class: Jan 22-Feb 12
Community Indoor Garage Sale: Mar 6
Antique, Toy & Comic Expo: Mar 7
FREE Trail Yoga Classes
Try it before you buy it! Free trail classes held on Monday Jan 9th and Thursday Jan 13th. Call 248.391.0304 x3500 or visit www.orionparks.com to sign up.
Drop-In Rates for Zumba, Yoga, Tone & Stretch and Cardio Drumming now available!
Call 248.391.0304 x3500 for more information.
Upcoming 50+ Special Events
Greektown Casino Trip: Jan 16
(deadline Jan 9)
Euchre Tournament: Feb 6
National Pizza & Bagel Day: Feb 7
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant: Feb 19
Valentines Day Tea Luncheon: Feb 13
Make a Mardi Gras Mask: Feb 20
Mardi Gras Luncheon: Feb 26
Mardi Gras Events!
Make a Mardi Gras mask on Feb 20th to take to the Mardi Gras Luncheon on Feb 26th! Call 248.391.0304 x3500 or visit www.orionparks.com for more information.
Register for Parks & Recreation Programs at
or call 248.391.0304 x3500
Orion Township Parks & Recreation | 248.391.0304 x3500 | parksrec@oriontownship.org www.orionparks.com
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January hunting and trapping opportunities

Fur harvesting

2019 fur harvesterHunting:

  • Raccoon hunting is open statewide through Jan. 31.
  • Bobcat hunting begins Jan. 1. See pages 28-29 of the Fur Harvester Digest for open areas and bag limits.
  • Fox (gray and red) hunting opportunities are available statewide through March 1.
  • Coyote hunting is open year-round, statewide.

Trapping:

Opportunities for trapping badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, fox, muskrats, mink, otter and raccoon are available through the winter.

See the 2019 Fur Harvester Digest for season dates, unit boundaries, bag limits and other regulations.


Small game hunting

Your 2019 base license is valid through March 31, 2020, so there is still time to get out for some small game hunting.

Cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare and squirrel (fox and gray) hunting are open statewide through March 31.

See the 2019 Hunting Digest for small game season dates and bag limits.


Deer hunting

Archery season is extended through Jan. 31 for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. All rules and regulations for the archery season apply. Hunters should check on local ordinances in the communities they are interested in hunting to make sure hunting is allowed or to see whether only specific areas are open for the extended season. State game and wildlife areas in all three counties are open to hunting during this extended season.

Visit Michigan.gov/Deer or see the 2019 Hunting Digest for all deer hunting details.


Waterfowl hunting

There’s still time to bag a champion goose in the South Zone and Allegan County Goose Management Unit (GMU).

South Zone:

  • Dark and light goose hunting is open Jan. 25 – Feb. 10.

Allegan County Goose Management Unit:

  • Dark and light goose hunting is open through Jan. 30. (The Fennville Farm Unit of the Allegan State Game Area is closed to goose hunting on Mondays and Wednesdays during the GMU season).

Waterfowl hunting dates, bag limits and regulations are available at Michigan.gov/Waterfowl.


Need a place to hunt?

GEMS ►

Check out our Grouse Enhanced Management Sites for premier bird hunting locations.

HAP lands ►

Find a complete list of private lands available to hunt through the Hunting Access Program.

Mi-HUNT ►

Find places to hunt using Mi-HUNT – a mapping tool that shows lands open to public hunting.